Why More Pharmacy Malpractice?
Last week I blogged about how to protect yourself from pharmacy malpractice and remarked that instances of pharmacy malpractice were increasing. The current situation was discussed at length in a New York Times investigation. The days of the corner Mom … Read More
Malpractice at the Pharmacy
We don’t normally think of danger or risk when we go to have a prescription filled at our local pharmacy. Maybe that should change. For a number of reasons, the risk of a misfilled prescription is increasing. There are lots … Read More
“The Computer Will See You Now.”
Artificial intelligence is reshaping the world and medicine is one of the areas in which it is changing things rapidly with much more to come. Dr. Eric Topol wears many hats. He is a cardiologist, a professor of genomics, director … Read More
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Incidence of Malpractice in Long-Term-Care Hospitals.
Unbiased information about medical malpractice is often hard to come by. As I have discussed from time to time, there is a veil of secrecy that surrounds malpractice events and claims. Doctors and hospitals don’t want to admit they make … Read More
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What Is The Most Common Form of Malpractice?
I am often asked what is the most common form of medical malpractice. Well, now we don’t need to rely on my opinion. We have an answer based on over 20 years of malpractice suits and payments. In 1986, Congress … Read More
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Protecting Yourself From Hospital Malpractice.
If you spend more than a few days in the hospital, you are likely to become the victim of hospital malpractice. Modern hospital medicine is so incredibly complicated, it is news if there is no mistake made in your care. … Read More
Posted in Doctors, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Medication Errors, Nurses, Pharmacies, Pharmacy Malpractice
Finding the Right Hospital
Hospitals vary greatly in terms of the quality of their care. In some hospitals infection rates are low and few patients need to be readmitted after discharge. Exactly the opposite is true for some other hospitals. You do not want … Read More
Computer Problems Cause Medical Errors
Banner Health is big. Not only is it the largest health care system in the state of Arizona, it is our largest employer as well. When it has computer problems, many patients are likely to be affected. This was the … Read More
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Doctors On The Take?
You don’t need me to tell you we have an opioid crisis in this country. Men and women of all ages, income levels and education levels are dying from overdoses. Not only are there illegal opiates, such as heroin, entering … Read More